Financing


SUPPORT FOR FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

NATURE OF FUND: National

ELIGIBLE GENRES: • Feature• Documentary• Animation • Experimental • TV Documentary • Cross-Media

SUPPORT TO FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION IN 2016: 2 660 000EUR

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS:

Production of a full-length feature – up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a low-budget feature – up to 650 000 EUR
Production of an experimental film – up to 650 000 EUR
Production of a short film – up to 60 000 EUR
Production of a feature documentary – up to 200 000 EUR
Production of a short documentary – up to 85 000 EUR
Production of a feature animation– up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a short animation – up to 145 000 EUR
Development – up to 45 000 EUR

MAXIMUM % OF FUNDING:
Up to 50% for film production, up to 75% of low budget or experimental film

NATURE OF FUNDING: Selective

MAIN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Cultural Test

SESSIONS PER YEAR: 2 (spring, autumn)

MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA: Quality and originality of the project, director’s and producer’s track record, financial aspects, co-productions.

CO-PRODUCTION: Films produced under co-production conditions are given priority in allocating state funding. Minority co-productions are also supported.

Projects submitted for funding are evaluated by the Film Council.  It is a collegial advisory institution of the Lithuanian Film Centre and consists of 7 members from film creators, film experts, film producers, and representatives of the Lithuanian Film Centre.